The Weekly: June 07, 2019
Guest Preacher
Rev. Célestin Musekura, Ph.D.
Dr. Celestin Musekura, is the President and Founder of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM, Inc.). He is an ordained Baptist minister who was born and raised in Rwanda. He specializes in communal forgiveness and servant leadership and justice administration. Celestin is married to Bernadette and they have four children. They make their home in Dallas, Texas where Celestin serves in the ALARM U.S. office for part of his time while spend the rest of the time in East and Central Africa training leaders in servant leaders and reconciliation and forgiveness.
Read his full bio at
Welcome Duke Divinity Summer Interns
Vivienne Kim
I am from Seoul, South Korea. I am a first year MDiv at Duke Divinity School. I have been in young adult and adult ministries. I am continuing to grow in understanding my call.
Eliza Stewart
Originally from the Florida Panhandle, Eliza is an upcoming second year in the Masters of Divinity program at Duke Divinity School. She hopes to serve one day as an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Eliza lives in Durham with her wife, Jayne and dog, Rosie. Her hobbies include photography, camping, and Disney. 
Employment Opportunity:
Director of Parents’ Morning Out
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking a Director for our Parents’ Morning Out (PMO) Program to work 25 hours a week at a salary range of $20K-23K. This position provides coordination and oversight of PMO as an outreach ministry of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, including hiring and managing teachers, overseeing the PMO classrooms, coordinating enrollment and communicating with parents, collecting tuition, managing the budget, and attending church staff, Church Council, and Trustees meetings as scheduled. This position requires an individual who is flexible and creative, as well as organized, independent, and able to work well with the church congregation, parents, community and staff. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to .
Click here for the full PMO Job Description .
Pastor Sabbatical
We continue to pray for Pastor Heather and her family during her summer sabbatical. Please see the sabbatical FAQ’s on the church’s website for more information.
Sabbath Sunday School
May 19 - August 11 from 9:45-10:45am, Bradshaw Room

Join us for a spiritual formation experience designed to make room for God in our lives as individuals, families and a congregation.
  • There will be conversation, scripture study, and centering activities for all ages.
  • Nursery will still be provided for our youngest children.
Contact Pastor Jennifer with questions!
Stole Making with Inside Out
Saturday, June 8th, 9am-2pm

As part of the Inside Out group, we are seeking volunteers to help make rainbow stoles as part of an action planned by Sacred Witness and Reconciling United Methodists of NC (RUM-NC). The stoles will be passed out to delegates to wear at Annual Conference in June to increase visibility for a fully inclusive church and show our resistance to the harmful legislation passed in February at General Conference.
We’re hoping that DMUMC can make 100 stoles, and several other churches are also sponsoring their own work days to contribute additional stoles.
  • 3-4 people to cut fabric (no experience needed!)
  • 3-4 people to sew (bring your sewing machine, scissors and sewing kits)
  • 3-4 people to iron (bring your iron and ironing board)
Contact: Caleb Parker if you’re interested. 
Stephen Series Leader's Training Courses (LTCs)
Stephen Leaders are lay leaders who work together as a team to lead Stephen Ministry. They come from all ages and backgrounds, but they all share a common passion—bringing Christ’s love and care to hurting people. 
The Stephen Series Leader’s Training Course (LTC) is an engaging week of learning, discovery, worship, relationship building, and catching a vision for all that Stephen Ministry can be for our congregation.  
  • April 28–May 4, St. Louis, Missouri
  • June 9–15, Orlando, Florida
  • July 21–27, Dallas, Texas
  • August 4–10, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
To learn more, please contact Stephen Leaders: Blaine Butterworth (919) 683-3285 or Thomas Crichlow (919) 280-3615 
SPRC Update | Olivia Suarez
Due to ongoing medical issues associated with injuries sustained last September at her home, Duke Memorial Custodian Olivia Suarez is uncertain of her return to work. In recognition of her 19 years of dedicated service to this congregation, SPRC would like to invite you to contribute to a love offering for Olivia.

Olivia holds a special place in the heart of Duke Memorial, and we pray that she may experience a complete recovery from her injuries.
As our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to love and accept every person, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church welcomes into our life together those of every age, race, ethnic background, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or socioeconomic status, educational background, and physical or mental ability. In our commitment to the reconciliation of all persons as beloved children of God, we celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all. We invite you to join us in our faith journey toward discipleship in Christ with mutual respect, understanding, and love.
Sunday Connections
Sunday School | 9:45am
Options for all ages, nursery available

Welcome Center | 10:00am
Coffee and donuts

Worship | 10:55am
All ages welcome, nursery provided
Announcements for distribution in email and bulletin are due by Wednesday at 5pm.

Email announcements and questions to Mark in the church office.